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Thank you - Merry Christmas

Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa, Chouette Lapone) Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. Image Copyright ©Christopher Dodds All Rights Reserved. Canon EOS 1D Mark II, 500mm F4 IS. ISO 800, F8 1/800s Manual Exposure. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A PRINT or LICENSE AN IMAGE FOR PUBLICATION. Image presented with both a visible, and invisible digital watermark by Digimarc.

Many thanks for your loyal following and encouragement here at 2010 has been a great year in so many ways, and I look forward to 2011 being even better. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and may 2011 bring you much health, happiness and sweet photo opportunities.


I hosted my first annual PHOTO GEEK CHRISTMAS PARTY at the ROCKBURN PUB in Hinchinbrook, Quebec on December 15th. We had a great turn-out despite the heavy snowstorm and resulting bad roads. Everyone eagerly shared a couple of their favorite images and the food was fantastic as expected. John Zimmerman (President, Montreal Camera Club) passed the hat for Missing Children's Network / Enfant-Retour Québec; and we raised a total of $445.03.  Special thanks to Joann for opening the pub just for us!


Special thanks to a special visitor at the Christmas party: 9 year old aspiring photographer and fan Andrea Beauchemin brought a few wonderful images to share and did a great job of drawing the winners for the Great Gear Giveaway. Thanks you Andrea! The winners are:

  • WH-200 Wimberley Head version II (retail value of US$595.00) Diane Moon - QC
  • Think-Tank Photo Urban Disguise 50 (retail value US$169.00) Randy Williams - MT
  • Nik Software Viveza 2 (retail value US$199.95) Carole Croke - ON
  • Digimarc for Images Professional Edition 1 year subscription (US$99.00) Richard Gale - UK
  • Eight Canon Long Lens Rain Covers (US$125.00 each) Wendy Altona - QC, Guy Cote - QC, Helmut Mohelsky - QC, Ann Pearson - QC, Jim Hasapis, Naomi Bissell, Alain Charette - QC, Larry Goldman - NY.

Many thanks to my sponsors: Wimberley Inc., Think-Tank Photo, Nik Software and Canon Canada.

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Reader Comments (4)

One promise from my side was for this holiday season to go through your photography blog and learn more. :)
Wish you all the best for the coming days. :) I really hope we can meet in '11. :)

Cheers, Szimi

December 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGyorgy Szimuly (Szimi)

Your images are so magical, creative, brilliant, amazing in capture and detail ~ I love making my visits your way~ Merry Christmas Blessings~

December 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Howell Cromer

Chris, it was a pleasure speaking, and discussing the fall workshop! Hopeful to make it and see another of God's true wonders!
Enjoying the blog, so keep the tips coming!
Cheers and Happy New year!
Boca Raton, Fl

December 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDon Hamilton Jr.

Good post....thanks for sharing.. very useful for me i will bookmark this for my future needs. Thanks.

November 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterraju

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